Introduction Sentinel node biopsy (SNB) has been at the forefront of the surgical staging of melanoma patients for the past 15 years. The high accuracy of this prognostic staging procedure is now recognised in all international guidelines for melanoma. However during this period there have been a number of important changes in the management of melanoma, many occurring within the past five years. The outcomes of five recent randomised Phase 3 trials have established the role of adjuvant targeted therapy [...]
The RCOphth is developing e-learning to cover the whole ophthalmology training curriculum, hosted in the e-Learning for Health platform. Oculoplastics is identified in the next batch of courses to be written, so we are looking for module writers to cover oculoplastic topics. The amount of work would be similar to writing a talk or review article and the e-learning will be aimed at the level of ophthalmic trainees during their oculoplastics attachments. Writers should ideally be at consultant or [...]
International Council of Ophthalmology Oculoplastics Subspecialty Exam – Recruiting for question writers
The ICO has established an oculoplastics subspecialty exam, which takes the format of an MCQ written exam and was trialled successfully last year in India. This will now run annually and is open to candidates from all around the world who have completed at least one year of oculoplastics fellowship training. We would like to add to our team of examiners in order to add to our question bank. Training in question writing is provided. Please contact Rebecca Ford [...]
We’ve noticed that members are having problems when updating credit card details at WorldPay. This is due to a problem with the WorldPay service and is out of our control. The 2 current problems are: When users are updating their credit card details they are seeing a message saying “FAILURE: Payment details change unsuccessful. We have been unable to verify the new payment details” Updated card details ARE getting saved, despite this message When payments are re-tried, to take 2019 subs, the payments are [...]
A Pilot Fellowship in the management of skin cancer has been developed; Training Interface Group – Advanced Training Fellowship in the Management of Skin Cancer – PILOT. This is available to ophthalmology trainees and is advertised through NHS Jobs. https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/?vac_ref=915643043 The closing date is 29/7/19.
Best free paper 2019 Comparative survival of Stoploss Lester Jones Tubes (SLJT) and Lester Jones Tubes (LJT) (number 105) Kailun Jiang Best eposter 2019 Modified Johnson Square Procedure for Periocular Lentigo Maligna and Lentigo Maligna Melanoma: A Single Centre UK Study (number 319) Huw Oliphant Annual Publication Prize 2019 Serial TSH-receptor antibody levels to guide the management of thyroid eye disease: the impact of smoking, immunosuppression, radio-iodine, and thyroidectomy. Jonathan Roos International Visiting Fellow Award 2019 Dr Saba Muhammad Mamman – sponsored by Gbemi Oworu The Richard Collin Scholarship Conor Malone ULYSSes: the Universal [...]
The App for this year’s meeting can be downloaded from the app stores. It has details of the meeting info and schedule, plus speaker info. We are unable to include full ePoster and presentation files due to data protection and file sizes, but the ePosters can be viewed via the website, provided you are logged in and have purchased a ticket for the meeting. Apple iOS App Store https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/bopss-annual-meeting/id1246225064 Goggle Play Store https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.able2.bopss&hl=en